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Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium Plant

Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium Plant

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Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium Plant

The perennial flower yarrow goes by a great number of names—gordaldo, nosebleed plant, and old man's pepper, just to name a few. In Southwestern U.S. states, it's often referred to a plumajillo, the Spanish word for "little feather" because of the plant's leaf shape and texture. The best time to plant these golden-hued flowers is in the fall and they can grow to reach three feet in height during their growth season.

How to Grow Common Yarrow

Yarrow is most often propagated, so you will likely buy it as a plant. To add it to your garden, loosen the soil about 12 to 15 inches deep and add 2 to 4 inches of compost; mix it in well. The soil should be well-drained, as yarrow cannot tolerate wet soil. Space the plants 1 to 2 feet apart, as they don't have any trouble getting established and spreading.

Because common yarrow is drought tolerant and grows well in poor soil, it's ideal for xeriscaping in desert environments. Yarrow prefers full sunlight, but it can grow in partial shade. If the plant doesn't get enough sunlight, the long, thin stems can become floppy and need to be staked. Common yarrow grows best in dry to medium, well-drained soils, whether sandy clay or sandy loams.

Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plants will be between 3” to 4” in height. Planting guidelines will also be included.

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